The response to chemical or radiation emergencies involves many agencies. NSW Health works in partnership with these agencies to protect people’s health.
NSW Health provides pre-hospital and hospital care, mental health support and preventive health advice and information.
NSW Health is prepared to quickly assess the potential health impacts of chemical and radiation emergencies so that appropriate action may be taken to protect health. Some chemical or radiation emergencies have no potential to harm human health. Others may cause immediate health effects or health effects that develop over time.